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Friday, February 23, 2024

AOKI Dinner in Hawaii

 Good morning,

Catherine and Erica enjoyed fabulous food while in Hawaii.  They ate at this restaurant twice.

 Food prepared at your table!


And, of course, dessert.  :)

Ah, yes, I can almost taste it from here.

Thank you for the images, Catherine!

Love you,


Thursday, February 22, 2024

Honolulu North Shore

 Good morning,

It was a cloudy, yet beautiful day when Catherine and Erica took the bus to the North Shore of Honolulu.

Here's a short video of the waves.




Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Hilton Resort in Honolulu

 Good morning,

Here are a few more images Catherine took on the grounds of the Hilton Resort in Honolulu.  

Erica wanted to bring some pigeons home since she keeps pigeons on her property at home.  This pretty white one would be lovely to have at home, right?  ;)  

The wild life loves this property.

 Turtles!  All the wildlife on the hotel property is terrific.

 Thanks for the images, Catherine.  We are enjoying your trip with you.

Love you,


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Goofy's Restaurant

 Good morning,

Catherine and Erica are home from Hawaii now, but she has sent me even more pictures from her trip. 

 Catherine and Erica has been to Hawaii at least four times now, and it's fun to see the different places they have found.  She said this was a local restaurant that was excellent.

 Very cool decor, too.  :)  It brings back memories.

All the best,


Monday, February 19, 2024

Sweet Elsa

 Good morning,

Kjell snapped this picture of Elsa a few days ago.  It's just so sweet and shows her beautiful personality.

What a darling.



Sunday, February 18, 2024

Breakfast in Honolulu

 Good morning,

I am loving the images Catherine is sending us from her visit to Hawaii.

This breakfast looks spectacular!  

I'm on my way to the kitchen to poach some eggs....

Thanks, Cath.  Love you,


Saturday, February 17, 2024

Work in Process - Large Afghan Blanket

 Good morning,

I'm finally getting my newest Large Afghan Blanket put together.  I am just delighted with the colors and how the arrangement looks when together!  I'm hoping to have it in the shop soon. 

I'm crocheting every day to keep new afghans in stock.  In the meantime, there are many other afghan blankets in a variety of sizes and colors ready to ship.

What are you making, baking, growing this week?

All the very best,